Lexington Township, Michigan

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Lexington Township, Michigan
Lexington Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Lexington Township, Michigan
Lexington Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°17′23″N 82°33′40″W / 43.28972°N 82.56111°W / 43.28972; -82.56111Coordinates: 43°17′23″N 82°33′40″W / 43.28972°N 82.56111°W / 43.28972; -82.56111
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Land36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
774 ft (236 m)
 • Total3,688
 • Density101.8/sq mi (39.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)810
FIPS code26-47300[1]
GNIS feature ID1626612[2]

Lexington Township is a civil township of Sanilac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,688 at the 2000 census. The village of Lexington is located within the township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (94 km2), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,688 people, 1,555 households, and 1,044 families residing in the township. The population density was 101.8 per square mile (39.3/km²). There were 2,320 housing units at an average density of 64.1 per square mile (24.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.24% White, 0.05% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.68% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.09% of the population.

There were 1,555 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,241, and the median income for a family was $47,054. Males had a median income of $39,321 versus $24,009 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,027. About 4.2% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lexington Township, Michigan